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Essays : first and second series

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books : Library of America, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books/The Library of America edView all editions and formats
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This collection of Emerson's essays covers the contents of two volumes originally published in 1841 and 1844. Annotation. Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called "the great and crescive self," he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes. Here is a collection of his classic essays,  Read more...
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.
Essays.
New York : Vintage Books : Library of America, 1990
(OCoLC)644999682
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN: 0679726128 9780679726128
OCLC Number: 20356281
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by the Library of America as part of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays and lectures, in 1983"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 397 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: History --
Self-reliance --
Compensation --
Spiritual laws --
Love --
Friendship --
Prudence --
Heroism --
Over-soul --
Circles --
Intellect --
Art --
Poet --
Experience --
Character --
Manners --
Gifts --
Nature--
Politics --
Nominalist and realist.
Other Titles: Essays, first series
Responsibility: Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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This collection of Emerson's essays covers the contents of two volumes originally published in 1841 and 1844. Annotation. Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called "the great and crescive self," he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes. Here is a collection of his classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance" and the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience." Here, too, are his wide-ranging discourses on history, art, politics, nature, friendship, love, and much more. For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome and durable paperback books. A distinguished author has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice of the text, and notes.

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